Hemma by Inese Sang


November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 - 280 yards (229 - 256 m)
Size 1 (2, 3)
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Hemma is a pair of tiny but mighty fingerless mittens featuring distinctive Northen colour knitting techniques like corrugated rib and Latvian braid along with the stranded colourwork and afterthought thumb.

Hemma means ‘home’ in Swedish and has been inspired by the raw wool, feeling of home and the comforting joy of returning to the place of belonging within, the beginnings, the core of onseself, the tradition and heritage that is unapologetically yours, and the peace and calm this feeling brings along.

Note: Due to the unique nature of the yarn, the yarn weight may differ among the plates. Always swatch to attain the correct gauge before proceeding with the project.

The pattern requires the knowledge to work from both - written instructions and colourwork charts.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Latvian braid, afterthought thumb, stranded colourwork)

SIZE: 1 (2, 3) to fit the palm circumference of 7 (7.5, 8) in. / 17.5 (19, 21) cm.

YARN & YARDAGE: Honer Och Eir Nutiden single ply pre-yarn 100% Swedish wool; approx. 515 – 550 yds (470 – 500 m) per 100 - 120 gr plate.
Main Colour: Olivetti, 175 (180, 190) yds. / 160 (165, 173) m.
Contrast Colour: Just Before May, 79 (83, 88) yds. / 72 (75, 80) m.
a single ply DK or weight yarn that meets the gauge in:
Main Colour: 175 (180, 190) yds. / 160 (165, 173) m.
Contrast Colour: 79 (83, 88) yds. / 72 (75, 80) m.

NEEDLES: US 4 (3.5 mm) circulars with 40” (100 cm) cable, if you prefer knitting with magic loop method. (or size to obtain gauge)
US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles, if you prefer to have your project on 4 needles. (or size to obtain gauge)

GAUGE: 25 sts x 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in colourwork in round after gentle blocking.

NOTIONS: Stitch markers (optional, to help with counting rnds), scrap yarn, tapestry needle, blocking tools.

As always, my biggest thanks to my tech editor and to the team of my amazing test knitters, who volunteered their time, skills and knowledge to make this pattern possible with their suggestions and feedback.